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2010 Ride

“WEBSITE LAUNCHED TODAY!” (Thursday, October 21, 2010)

Exactly one month after departing Boulder for DC, the ride website finally caught up with me in St. Louis, Missouri. I know many of you have been wondering where I am and how the ride is going. I’ve been just as anxious to share, but ran into a seemingly endless string of challenges getting the ride website up. This has been tougher than the actual pedaling (I’ve felt kind of like “Major Tom” in the classic David Bowie song, Space Oddity: “sitting in my tin can…”). But thanks to Mike Stone’s perseverance and personal commitment, the circuit has been fixed and the “Ride for Renewables” website is finally live. Thanks for sticking with me, Mike. I know this was tough on you as well.

Another down day in St. Louis spent uploading more videos to the ride blog, queuing up the email announcement to friends and colleagues, and responding to my email backlog. That’s all good, but starting to get concerned about the weather, so am hoping for some help posting, linking, blogging, friending, re-tweeting, etc. from friends and colleagues so I can focus on riding.

Want to give a big shout out to my wonderful friend De’Ann Weimer, who generously picked up the tab for the mid-ride national press release distribution, which goes out first thing tomorrow morning. You’re the best, De’Ann! And thank you to everyone else for your patience and ongoing support.

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